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David Jessop | Private sector needs unified, external voice

By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner Caribbean private sector organisations are important. They like the media, academia and non-governmental organisations are central to the retention of plurality in the region. Until quite recently, such business associations in addition to their…

100+ Women Who Care Cayman Islands announce 2019 Board

The Cayman Islands chapter of 100+ Women Who Care is pleased to announce their new Board of Directors for 2019. Sondra Lovett has been named Chair and is joined by Natalie Toole (Marketing & PR), Jaslyne Bridges (Charity Liaison), Jennifer…

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Grand Cayman is overrun with green iguanas

From The Economist The government wants to bring back the blue variety The cayman islands, a British territory, does not tax companies. So Grand Cayman, its largest part, has more companies (106,000) than people (61,000). Its population of green iguanas…

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Marseille puts American cruise ship captain on trial over pollution

From The Local Fr. In a first for France the American captain of a giant cruise ship goes on trial in Marseille on Monday on pollution charges as the Mediterranean port city grapples with the rise in smog caused by…

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One Caribbean Television announces 2018 carnival week coverage

Network crowns a decade of chronicling the most Caribbean carnivals of any TV outlet NEW YORK, NY, (August 1, 2018) – One Caribbean Television has announced its weeklong live broadcast of carnival celebrations in Toronto, Barbados and Antigua from Thursday,…

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Cayman Islands licenses 14 captives in Q2 2018

From Captive International The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority issued 14 captive insurance licenses during the second quarter of 2018, including two portfolio insurance companies (PICs). As of June 30, 2018, there were a total of 698 Class B, C and…

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Caribbean cruise ports you should avoid

By Chris Owen From Cruise Fever Some Caribbean islands are better to visit than others. Some will resonate with us while others won’t based on a number of factors. Consideration of these factors will help travelers choose and enable marvelous…

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19 Caribbean countries could legalize marijuana in the near future

By Joseph Misulonas From Civilized. Life After Canada officially legalized recreational marijuana, people have wondered where cannabis might become fully legal next. Well it turns out it’s right here in North America. Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), an organization…

Criminal gangs said a great challenge to law enforcement in region

BY HORACE HINES From Jamaica Observer ROSE HALL, St James — President of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) Michael DeSilva has described the proliferation of criminal gangs in the region as the greatest challenge to law enforcement….

Dates announced for Academy’s Fourth Cayman Airways Youth Cup

Local football talent will take on international competition once again for the return of the Cayman Airways Youth Cup, this year focusing on the U13 age group. Set for the 25th through to the 30th June 2018, the tournament will…